Construction Defects

Failing Roadways and Infrastructure – Colorado Construction Defect Attorneys

When a developer establishes a hillside or mountain community in Colorado, they need to deal with a variety of geological hazards. Contracting soils can weaken the support around a bridge, leading to collapse. Unstable slopes can prove problematic when building private roadways and other infrastructure.

These are challenges, but Colorado builders have established construction techniques to address these types of problems. Unfortunately, builders don’t always take the necessary precautions to prevent common infrastructure problems, such as:

  • Heaving driveways – If the concrete in your driveway looks higher in the middle than on either side, if the sides are crumbling, or if cracks are appearing across the width of your driveway, it’s probably heaving. This is typically caused by problematic soil conditions that weren’t addressed in the construction process.
  • Sinkholes – Signs of a sinkhole on your property can include smaller holes in the ground, cracks in the foundation, the wall or the floors, and/or water pooling in the yard. It’s typically caused by either natural or man-made erosion of the surface soil.
  • Roads – The latest report from the U.S. Department of Transportation reveals that more than 20 percent of Colorado’s roadways are in poor condition and nearly 6 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient.

Our Colorado construction defect attorneys have extensive experience reviewing and analyzing this information and working with consulting architects and engineers to help homeowners and homeowner associations determine whether their construction defects are the result of design errors that might warrant or require claims against design professionals involved in the design and construction of their home or community. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION form now.

Our Denver construction defect attorneys have represented many Colorado homeowner associations and individual homeowners in lawsuits seeking compensation for damages caused by:

  • Heaving roads and street collapse.
  • Sinkholes.
  • Utility line failures.
  • Septic system failure.
  • Street collapse.
  • Bridge collapse.
  • Soil erosion.
  • Road washouts.
  • Underground water issues.
  • Rock falls.
  • Landslides.
  • Leaking irrigation ditches.

Experienced, careful homebuilders and developers are equipped to prevent future roadway problems by taking adequate precautions during construction. To prevent roads from washing out, for example, developers and builders might need to install appropriate drainage pans and channels under the road. Poor drainage systems can often result in roads that are impassable and prone to flooding.

If your builder has failed to take these basic precautions, you shouldn’t be responsible for dealing with the financial consequences of these damages. Visit our offices today and speak with the Denver construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson as soon as possible. Call us at 303-792-5595 for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

The ultimate objective of any construction defect law firm should be to address any construction defects you have and make sure they’re fixed permanently. Short-term repairs can be far more costly in the long run, and can even lead to further damages. Our Denver construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson advise against quick fixes and instead focus on the larger underlying problems.

We work with homeowners – and homeowner associations – to bring experienced architects and engineers to evaluate problems, advise on required repairs, and intelligently estimate costs. We also help our clients deal with more immediate repair needs while their claim makes its way through the system. Burg Simpson is a leading construction defect litigation law firm. If your private roadways have been damaged as a result of construction defects, fill out the form or call us at 303-792-5595 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced construction defects attorney.

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A Note about Fees:
We handle nearly all of our construction defect cases on a contingency basis. This means that our clients pay nothing unless – and until – we secure compensation. Our fee equals a percentage of the recovery we obtain from the builder, developer, and any other responsible parties. We work to ensure that after the attorneys’ fees are paid, homeowners and homeowners associations have enough money left to fix all of their defects. Contact us right now for a free consultation.

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Flak Jacket Floor Joist - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 August 30, 2017

Defective Weyerhaueser Floor Joists Threaten New Homeowners

It might seem hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage. But that’s exactly what happened when Weyerhaeuser Co., a Seattle-based wood and cellulose fiber manufacturer, changed the formula of its “TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection.” In late 2016 the company, which is also one of the world’s largest owners… Read more »

Arbitration over Litigation - Construction Defects Lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 24, 2017

Colorado Supreme Court Backs Arbitration over Litigation

When the housing market heats up, it’s buyers of new homes who can really get burned – at least when it comes to the quality of their homes. As builders scramble to keep up with Colorado’s hot housing demand, builders’ efforts to save either money or time can lead defective construction. At a time when… Read more »

Construction Defects Reform - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 June 30, 2017

Manufacturer Pulls Grenfell Tower Building Material

In the early hours of June 14, a faulty Hotpoint refrigerator-freezer sparked a small fire in an apartment on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower in west London. Within an hour, flames engulfed the 24-story building. Despite the efforts of more than 200 firefighters and 20 ambulance crews, 79 people were confirmed or presumed dead… Read more »

Construction Defects Reform - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 May 12, 2017

Colorado Lawmakers Wrestle with Construction Defects

Colorado’s had one of the hottest home building markets in the country for several years now. But that rosy picture’s been marred by a single stain: condominiums. Ten years ago, condos made up about 20 percent of all new builds in Colorado. Today, they make up only about 3 percent of new residential construction. Where… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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